Join us for ACES 21st national conference March 23-25, 2017, in St. Petersburg, Florida.
SCHEDULE AND PROGRAMMING INFORMATION
The nation’s premier editing conference will have dozens of informative sessions and networking opportunities. Check out the conference’s general schedule here.
For information about training being offered, you can check out a list of sessions here. More sessions will be added as they are finalized.
Note: The Friday night banquet is sold out. A limited number of tickets may be available at the registration desk during the conference.
See the upcoming registration deadlines below.
|Three-day registration||Advance (by 3/9/17)||In person (on site)|
The annual ACES Spelling Bee, which supports the ACES Education Fund, will be on Thursday evening, after the sessions end but before the reception begins. The event features professional judges from Merriam-Webster and the Scripps National Bee, and is sponsored by Lingofy. The cost to compete is $25. And the cost to watch is $10. All proceeds go for scholarships. Sign up here.
The keynote speaker at Friday night’s banquet will be Anne Curzan, who is a linguist, a professor of English at the University of Michigan and the author of several books on language. Curzan is a member of the American Heritage Dictionary Usage Panel and the American Dialect Society. She also is a regular contributor to the Lingua Franca blog for the Chronicle of Higher Education. Curzan is cohost of the weekly “That’s What They Say” show on language for Michigan Public Radio. Her books include “How English Works: A Linguistic Introduction,” “Fixing English: Prescriptivism and Language History” and “Gender Shifts in the History of English.” Curzan recently talked to ACES about changing language rules and how language conventions are taught.
ACES Great Bosses Boot Camp, St. Petersburg, Florida
March 22, 2017 @ 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront
How do you keep today’s newsroom staff motivated, innovative, collaborative and competitive — across all platforms? It takes both management and leadership skills, things they didn’t teach you in journalism school. In this fun and interactive boot camp, we’ll focus on performance management: how to get the best out of your teams, how to manage during times of change, how to handle conflict, and how great leadership translates into quality journalism and winning teams. Learn with Jill Geisler and other top newsroom leaders. Jill’s “What Great Bosses Know” podcasts have been downloaded 5 million times on iTunesU. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The cost is $100 for members, $250 for nonmembers. Register here.
Getting to the hotel:
AIR TRAVEL: Two airport options: Tampa International Airport (TPA) and St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) (for flights on Allegiant only)
GROUND TRAVEL FROM TPA:
- Super Shuttle: Register online for a special rate of $39 round-trip. Special rate available for trips March 16-30. Otherwise it’s about $23 per person plus tip. Follow the signs to the baggage claim on Level 1, then follow the signs marked “Ground Transportation” to the courtesy vehicle waiting area. You can check in with customer service reps in the brightly marked Super Shuttle booth or with an existing reservation using the self-service ticketing kiosk. Ticketing booths at the airport open from 9 AM to 11:30 PM (or when final flight for the night departs), seven days a week. There is also a phone available to contact our dispatchers after hours.
- Cabs: Estimated taxi fare from TPA is $55-$60
- Uber available, estimated from TPA at about $25, though costs can vary
GROUND TRAVEL FROM PIE:
- Super Shuttle: $35 (via Execucar) plus tip. Outside of Baggage Claim in the Ground Transportation lot.
- Cabs: About $30-$35
- Uber and Lyft: About $14-$18
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